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Using the MoCA in a Home Healthcare Setting

Kim McCullough, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

March 5, 2013

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I work in a home healthcare setting.  Would the Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA; Nasreddine et al., 2005) be a good tool to use at evaluation and then later at discharge to get improvement measures?

Answer

The MoCA would be a good screening measurement, but I do not think that the MoCA is the place that you should stop with your evaluation.  The MoCA only takes about 10 minutes to administer.  What I think is going to be important is that in the assessment procedures, we know exactly where those impairment areas are and whether it is a just a single domain or multiple domains.  That is going to direct your treatment.

Kim McCullough, Ph.D., CCC-SLP is an Associate Professor at the University of Central Arkansas (UCA). She has 17 years experience as a clinician, teacher, and researcher in the area of adult neurogenic communication disorders. 


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Kim McCullough, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Kim McCullough, Ph.D., CCC-SLP is an Associate Professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Central Arkansas. She has 17 years experience as a clinician, teacher, and researcher. She teaches courses on aphasia, cognitive-communication disorders, and the neuroscience of communication. Her current research interests include developing clinically efficient assessment and treatment protocols for individuals with cognitive impairments.  


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